Assosicate Scientist at GSK

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Start Date:
Ware, Hertfordshire
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Review Date:
April 2020

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


On a day to day basis I work in the research and development of late stage pharmaceuticals. Focussing on stability testing and comparator testing for clinical trials

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The university itself did very well. However when it came to the apprencite qualification there was a huge lack of communication and even false statements that without completion of the apprentice qualification we wouldn’t get our degree

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend?


9b. Why?

The hours to complete an apprenceship are longer than many imagine. It is also somewhat unrewarding, for example if you have been at the company several years, a new starter will/may be paid more than you, as even though you have spent years at the company this doesn’t take much weight as you were an apprentice.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to GSK?

Apply for a role that allows you to move around positions.

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